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UAE Approves Jebel Ali Beach Development Plan

Sheikh Hamdan also approved the architectural designs for the project's buildings and facilities.

By Inc.Arabia Staff
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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai has approved the Master Plan for the Jebel Ali Beach Development Project. Sheikh Hamdan also approved the architectural designs for the project's buildings and facilities.[1]

This initiative aligns with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, to establish world-class public beaches in the emirate.

The project spans 6.6 kilometers and aims to become a premier recreational destination. The development will offer exceptional services, facilities, and public amenities, introducing a new eco-tourism experience where visitors can observe turtles in their natural habitat. Measures will be implemented to protect turtles and ensure a safe nesting environment.

The Jebel Ali Beach Development Project is part of a broader plan to enhance Dubai's public beaches, aiming to increase their total length by 400%. This includes the creation of new public beaches, the enhancement of existing ones, and the addition of recreational, sports, aesthetic, and investment facilities, as envisioned in the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.

The project will be situated within the Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary, a Ramsar Convention-listed site.

The development will focus on preserving and enhancing local ecosystems and wildlife. Key environmental measures include the enhancement of turtle habitats and the planting of mangrove trees, which will contribute to blue carbon growth and minimize ecological impact.

Jebel Ali Beach, set to become Dubai's longest public open beach, will be divided into two main areas: a 5-kilometer sandy beach developed by Nakheel and a 1.6-kilometer mangrove beach developed by Dubai Municipality. The mangrove trees will support diverse marine life.

The beach will feature a variety of amenities and activities, including a 2-kilometer open swimmable beach, a 2.5-kilometer diving sports area, a walkway with viewing platforms, and recreational zones for all ages, such as kids' play areas and sports and marine activity zones. Infrastructure will include a two-lane road in each direction, parking for 1,000 vehicles, 80 bicycle racks, a cycling track, and a 5-kilometer running track.

The beach will be divided into three distinct locations: The Pearl near the entrance of Palm Jebel Ali. It will offer family-friendly beaches, sports activities, a swimming pool, kids' play areas, a beach club with a pool and private beach, and various dining and shopping options, including a floating restaurant.

The second site, known as the Sanctuary, serves as a refuge for turtles and other natural habitats.

The third one is the Nest which will be located within the mangrove area and serves as a recreational educational destination. It features a blend of educational initiatives and conservation efforts, including an environmental center focused on biodiversity studies, turtle rehabilitation, and care programs, and opportunities for visitors to engage in coastal ecosystem preservation.

Architectural designs for the project's buildings and facilities are inspired by natural marine geometries, such as coral and turtle shells, as well as the Boho style, which incorporates locally available elements and materials.

To ensure comfort and privacy, the beaches will be equipped with top global standard public health and service facilities, including restrooms, shower areas, and changing rooms.

A total of 1,400 spaces will be designated for cars and buses’ parking, including dedicated spots for eco-friendly car charging. Other amenities include drinking water stations, irrigation networks, sewage disposal systems extending over 5 kilometers, and modern automatic irrigation systems to enhance green spaces.

Advanced technology will be integrated into the beach facilities, such as advanced lockers, Wi-Fi services, electronic screens, and beach rescue services using the latest AI technologies. Enhanced beach monitoring will be facilitated through over 100 modern cameras connected to central control rooms in Dubai Municipality and Dubai Police, ensuring the highest levels of safety for beachgoers.

Currently, Dubai boasts eight public beaches: Al Mamzar Beach, Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2, Jumeirah 3, Umm Suqeim 1, Umm Suqeim 2, and Jebel Ali Beach.

Recently, Dubai announced a major new quality-of-life strategy to enhance the well-being of the emirate under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.

The goal of the strategy is to make Dubai the world's best place to live, work, and travel. The plan includes an integrated roadmap for sustainable urban development in the city for all facets of the community.

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